About Jennie

By trade, I’m a journalist. My first byline appeared when I was 16 years old and a high school student in Chattanooga. I attended Middle Tennessee State University, where I was editor of the university paper and studied both journalism and physiology.

My family and I attended our first Packers game at Lambeau Field in December 2016, so I took the opportunity to visit Green Bay: A City and Its Team at the local Barnes & Noble in Green Bay, WI.

After several years working in communications for a nonprofit and writing a weekly column for the city paper, we moved to Texas, where I took a position as a features writer for Amarillo Magazine. I also edited and designed a coffee table book about the Green Bay Packers, an experience that made me a fan of the team and franchise.

We eventually moved back to Tennessee, and that’s when we began our homeschooling journey. In addition to home education, I continue to be a freelance journalist for Texas magazines and, locally, West Knoxville Lifestyle.

In my spare time, I read and write fiction. (I earned a master’s degree in creative writing.) I’m also a runner, amateur photographer, and serious Anglophile.

I currently teach three classes at Thursday Connection. My boys, Jeremy and Jackson, are in 10th and 8th grade respectively.